Thomas Hobbes Quotes

Of God and Evil, there is nothing simply and absolutely so; nor any common Rule of Good and Evil, to be taken from the nature of the objects themselves.

 
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Thomas Hobbes, 1588-1679, English Political Philosopher, Leviathan, 1651

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Thomas Hobbes
Thomas Hobbes
  • Born: April 5, 1588
  • Died: December 4, 1679
  • Nationality: English
  • Profession: Philosopher

Thomas Hobbes, in some older texts Thomas Hobbes of Malmesbury, was an English philosopher, considered to be one of the founders of modern political philosophy. Hobbes is best known for his 1651 book Leviathan, which expounded an influential formulation of social contract theory. In addition to political philosophy, Hobbes also contributed to a diverse array of other fields, including history, jurisprudence, geometry, the physics of gases, theology, ethics, and general philosophy.